There's nothing wrong with a CTA at the end of your own work. I do it as well. Hubby wrote the original Tip Jar Model article a generation ago. It's got nothing to do with needing money or class. No one thinks he needs money. It's about if you met this artist in a bar, would you want to buy him a beer? Tips are a way you can buy him that beer. If people don't like it, they don't have to tip. I didn't see the article you're talking about but I've blocked a lot of ****posters lately because they obviously resent writers being paid. If someone doesn't like writers being paid, and I find out about it, the blockhammer is coming down...